|First phase, as it was - tribal land|
|Bedding - no comment!|
|Phase 2 - city land - still to start.|
Finally a new scheme has started to replace this green ribbon with desert landscaping. Much of the land in Palm Springs is owned by the native Americans so $1.9 milllion is being budgeted by the tribe for the first phase, that is currently underway. A further $2 million has been approved from city funds for the second phase. Rock is being used together with areas of natural stone paving. Some curiously shaped timber constructions that puzzled us, turned out not to be sculptures but form-work for some interesting curved concrete shapes. Breaking up the linear nature of such a long, flat shape is a huge challenge and it will be fascinating to see how the scheme is completed and particularly when planted.
|Nice big rocks - no parking on here!|
|Great paving but rather small planting pocket|
|Curious timber 'sculptures!|
|The end product - a curved textured concrete wall|